1 in 7 U.S. adults are unable to read this story

A long-awaited federal study finds that an estimated 32 million adults in the USA — about one in seven — are saddled with such low literacy skills that it would be tough for them to read anything more challenging than a children's picture book or to understand a medication's side effects listed on a pill bottle. Full Story »

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Jack Dinkmeyer
3.9
by Jack Dinkmeyer - Jan. 9, 2009

A very short report about Americans who are functionally illiterate. What it doesn’t report is that there is another much larger group of Americans who cannot write coherent sentences, have small vocabularies, and misspell even simple words. High school seniors read at the fifth grade level.

Unfortunately, one of those Americans who cannot write coherent sentences, has a small vocabulary, and misspells even simple words is our current president.

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